Youth Is Wasted On The Young: Summertime Boredom Comicsby The GoComics Team
Remember summer vacation? Depending on whether or not you regularly interact with kids or a have a job that offers much in the way of paid time off, you may not! The pace of adulthood tends to overshadow a simpler time when you *gasp* may have taken excessive swaths of free time away from school for granted. Don't beat yourself up, it happens. Besides, we have comics to help unlock your repressed memories.
It seems that wherever there are comics starring children, there are small humans struggling to stave off the summer doldrums -- even in an age of smartphones. Is youth wasted on the young? Not when it's so funny to observe their rare moments of self-awareness. Read on for a dozen reminders of just how splendid summer boredom was.
Calvin and Hobbes By Bill Watterson Aug 12, 1990
Baldo By Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos June 2, 2003
Cul de Sac By Richard Thompson June 21, 2010
Calvin and Hobbes By Bill Watterson Sept 15, 1986
Cleats By Bill Hinds Aug 22, 2005
Off the Mark By Mark Parisi Sept 11, 2009
Adam@Home By Rob Harrell June 26, 2003
Big Nate By Lincoln Peirce June 24, 1995
The Born Loser By Art and Chip Sansom June 30, 2010
Nancy By Guy Gilchrist July 10, 2000
Grand Avenue By Mike Thompson July 29, 2010
Luann By Greg Evans April 26, 1998
GROG Premium Member almost 6 years ago
I can’t recall ever being as bored as these characters were. If I wasn’t outside playing baseball or something with the neighborhood kids, I was indoors playing with my Legos or other toys.
BiggerNate91 almost 6 years ago
For me, bikes get rid of boredom.
library_dean almost 6 years ago
I grew up on a farm. There was always work to be done…especially during the summer. I actually looked forward to school starting in the fall.
Thomas & Tifffany Connolly almost 6 years ago
When my sister, Sendi, or I even thought “bored” my mother had a list of jobs to do around the house to keep us “entertained,” so we did our best to stay outside and not be near the “list”!
Linda Schweiner Premium Member almost 5 years ago
The “I’m bored” comment always received the same answer, “Find something to do or I’ll find something for you to do.”